County students participate in 2012 Shakespeare Festival
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Immaculata, PA - The 2012 Shakespeare Festival, coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, was held on May 22, 23, and 24 at Immaculata University's Alumnae Hall.The festival is both an educational and entertaining event that brings together nearly 300 talented students from Chester County elementary, middle and high schools. Each school is given 25 minutes to perform and adapt a Shakespearean production, provided it stays within the main theme of the original play.
The photos above are from the May 22 festival. The May 23 festival was broadcast live via CCiTV, and will be available for viewing by mid-June at ccitv.cciu.org.
The study of Shakespeare in Chester County's classrooms is an integral part of the language arts curricula. Annually, the Chester County Shakespeare Festival gives students an avenue to share their Shakespearean passion and to perform before an appreciative audience.The goal of the festival is to cultivate a love of Shakespeare and theater in our students and to enrich the language arts curricula of our schools.
In addition to the student performances, the audience is entertained by RoundTable Productions. Throughout the day, these professional actors present facts about Shakespeare, his works and life in Elizabethan England.
Although a festival and not a competition, individual and group awards are presented to students and their schools to recognize outstanding performances and special contributions to the stage.